Atlas Auto Electric

On our walk around the town, we made it to the downtown area. The buildings, walls, streets–everything had such character. I came across this exterior wall and I love everything that is going on. The window has Christmas pine still decorating it. There’s a chain hanging from them. Perhaps it’s securing the two chairs, I don’t remember. My favorite thing is the wood on the door. Check everything out:

The outer wall of a Fayetteville NC shop is eclectic. Photo by Not So SAHM

Atlas Auto Electric – ProjectEdit365 – 20 Jan

The original was a little dull and the different textures weren’t standing out. Head over to the Project Edit 365 blog to see how I edited the original. Thanks!

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Reflection

When we lived in North Carolina, I went out with a photographer friend to shoot around our town. Being in the middle of the week, my kids came along. It was a chilly and overcast day and we were walking around a more industrial part of town. Leave it to kids to find something to play with no matter where they are, and that’s a good thing!

Young girl uses a stick to play in a puddle. Photo by Not So SAHM

Reflection – ProjectEdit365 – 19 Jan

After playing around with the photo for a bit, I decided to try something I’d seen recently somewhere. . . Jump over to Project Edit 365 to see how I edited the original photo. Thanks!

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It’s written on her face

This one wears her emotions on her sleeve, so to speak. Take a look at her face, her body, her demeanor, and you’ll know exactly how she’s feeling. I know God will use her passionate personality for amazing things, but right now we’re just getting her to understand how to respond properly to her angry and frustrated emotions. She has a very sweet heart, though, which is the perfect complement to the thin skin.

Girl makes funny pose sitting on a park bench. Photo by Not So SAHM

It’s written on her face – ProjectEdit365 – 18 Jan

It’s great when a quick edit will work for a photo. Head over to the blog I made specifically for this project: Project Edit 365 to see the quick edits that I made and the original photo. Thanks!

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Overview of Carmel and Point Lobos

It’s almost always hiking weather in Monterey, California. There’s a nice park there called Jack’s Peak that you reach by driving up a small mountain. The views from the park are magnificent. You have to walk through the forest to get to various vistas, but you get almost a 360 degree view of the surrounding lands: Monterey Bay, Salinas, Carmel Valley, and Carmel towards the Pacific Ocean.

This shot is looking southeast, over Carmel and towards Point Lobos, another beautiful hiking spot. It’s maybe a 5.5 mile distance as the crow flies (using this handy tool, because I’m terrible at distances). Everything is close by in the Monterey area.

Seeing this really makes me want to go back. We were only there for nine months. Enough to capture a little piece of my heart.

Looking out over Carmel from Jacks Peak Park to Point Lobos. Not So SAHM

Overview of Carmel to Point Lobos – ProjectEdit365 – 17 Jan

It was super bright this day! Head over to my project blog: Project Edit 365 to see how I brought back the color to the original photo. Thanks!

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Edmund Pettus Bridge

The Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma, Alabama, is the site of many civil rights marches in the 60s, including Bloody Sunday. Although Martin Luther King Jr was not there on Bloody Sunday, he would be two days later to march to the site of the violence and pray. Due in part to this nonviolent protest, President Johnson submitted voting rights legislation to Congress.

That’s a horribly short encapsulation of a whole movement which still carries on today, and a blog post here couldn’t do near the justice needed to cover the full range of the civil rights movement. When we lived in Montgomery, we drove over to Selma one day to explore an old base that my husband’s father had been stationed at. This was the only shot of the bridge that I got, but if you go online, you’ll see other (better) pictures that show just how beautiful the bridge is.

The Edmund Pettus Bridge where many civil rights marches occurred in Selma, Alabama. Not So SAHM

Edmund Pettus Bridge – ProjectEdit365 – 16 Jan

The original was probably taken with my iPhone back in 2009. Please go to Project Edit 365 to see the original and the edits that I made. Thanks!

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Homeschool Science Experiment

The girls love doing science experiments. Here, they’re making slime with glue and liquid starch.

Two girls doing a homeschool science experiment in the kitchen. Not So SAHM

Homeschool Science Experiment – ProjectEdit365 – 15 Jan

I turned the original into black and white . . . but head over to Project Edit 365 to see the original and how it changed. Thanks!

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